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-old son and a four-year-old daughter. the shootout in california was raging as president obama drove to the capitol to talk about gun violence and about lifting the middle class. his state of the union address was dominated by jobs. 12 million americans are unemployed, and another 11 million are stuck with part-time work or have just given up looking. republicans last night were skeptical, to say the least. so, as major garrett tells us, mr. obama took his plan to the people. >> reporter: in north carolina today, president obama toured linamar, a factory where 160 employees build commercial truck engines and axles. on this spot three years ago volvo employed 228 workers before shutting down. 228 jobs to zero to 160-- the recovery in miniature, with manufacturing jobs one indicator of economic health. >> i believe we attract new jobs to america by investing in new sources of energy and new infrastructure and the next generation of high-wage, high- tech american manufacturing. i believe in manufacturing. ( applause ) i think it makes our country stronger. >> reporter: the white house s
fighting in afghanistan. shortly, president obama will leave the white house and head here to the capitol, where he will make the afghan announcement as part of the state of the union address. a new cbs news poll out tonighte pr finds the president's job approval rating at 52%, but he gets poor grades on his handling of the economy. while 45% approve of the job he's doing, 49% disapprove which is why the economy, with unemployment at 7.9%, will get a lot of attention tonight. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, democrats briefed by the white house tell us there will be specific new ideas from president obama, some he's never proposed before, to increase wages and boost federal investment in manufacturingar research. there will be other initiatives as well, and we are told the president will make it clear to congress, if it doesn't act, he is prepared-- at least in someress cases-- to use executive authority.se the president's speech will begin and end with a focus on the economy. in one excerpt, mr. obama will say, "every day, we should a aske ou
on "60 minutes sports" wednesday night at 10:00 on the show time network. president obama sees no need for more increases in tax rates. he said that in an interview with cbs news that was broadcast live before the super bowl. mr. obama signed a bill raising rates on higher-income americans last month but this is the first time that he's said that he doesn't intend to extend higher rates to more taxpayers. it's a change from the position that he's held for many months. >> we can't get this done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on their incomes above $250,000. >> pelley: that was mr. obama before the election and he made the same points in another way eight weeks ago. >> just to be clear: i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. >> pelley: but last month he signed a stopgap compromise with congress that raised taxes on families making more than $450,000 a year. as the budget negotiations continue now, we wondered whether he would return to his goal of extending higher rates to families at t
: terrell, thank you. the man president obama wants as the central intelligence agency had his confirmation hearing today. john brennan's testimony was bankrupt several times by protesters who object to u.s. drone strikes overseas. brennan was the architect of that program. among those killed by the strikes was an american citizen who was a member of al qaeda in yemen. bob orr followed the hearing today. >> reporter: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill
obama had this warning today. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction-- people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> pelley: mr. obama wants more tax revenue. the republicans say no, and each side says it's up to the other to give in. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major, what next? >> well, the continued effort by the white house, scott, to apply public pressure on republicans to relent. this will be done in public events like we saw today. it's already been done privately. top government officials are warning businesses they could be harmed by these looming spending cuts. here's one example we've learned of. last friday, top officials at the agriculture department warned meat and poultry producers that there might not be enough federal inspectors to keep their processing plants open and operating. these warnings are designed to motivate businesses to plead with republicans to find another wa
raising tax rates? mr. obama makes news in his cbs interview. should scouting be open to gays? and byron pitts tells us how a killer once committed to a mental hospital got a permit by-to-buy 15 guns. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the f.b.i. has stormed an underground shelter today, shooting to death a kidnapper and freeing a five-year-old boy unharmed. the boy, whose first name is ethan, had been held for seven days outside midland city, alabama. the family allowed us to show you his picture. the police say that ethan was kidnapped last tuesday from a school bus by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who neighbors have described as belligerent. mark strassmann is on the scene with the breaking news tonight. mark? >> reporter: scott, here's what happened in the final minute. two muffled bangs could be heard behind me in the direction of the shelter. an ambulance that had been parked nearby since the start of the standoff raced up the hill. about a minute later, local deputies and f.b.i. agents were patting themselves on the
. >> reporter: now the liberal justices and the obama administration are saying the court should defer to congress which they say is better situated to make judgments about discrimination and voting. but, scott, based on this argument today, it does appear a majority of the conservative justices are ready to tell congress it's going to have to make some changes in that law. if it wants to preserve it. >> pelley: a decision likely months away. jan, thank you very much. if you hope that democrats and republicans might find a way out from friday's budget crisis, have a look at this picture. that president and republican house speaker john boehner today at a public ceremony and, yes, it is just that bad. nothing is likely to head off the automatic across the board cuts. the cuts, which the washington bureaucracy calls sequester. they were devised to be so deep and so harmful that they would force a compromise, but that didn't happen. the congressional leadership will meet with mr. obama on friday on this. speaker boehner says he won't take action until senate democrats propose a solution a
, and major garrett is at the white house to sort it all out for us. major? >> reporter: president obama continued to warn today that budget cuts could do real economic damage but was candid about when people would notice. >> these impacts will not all be felt on day one. but rest assured, the uncertainty is already having an affect companies are preparing layoff notices. families are preparing to cut back on expenses. and the longer these cuts are in place, the bigger the impact will become. >> reporter: one republican governor, nikki haley of south carolina, said cutting federal spending without jeopardizing key services is so easy even her two children could do it. >> how many more times are we going to have to deal with these issues over and over again because of the finger pointing and the blame game that keeps on happening in washington? what i will tell you is, we heard today a whole lot of no. >> reporter: mr. obama has endorsed a senate democratic bill that seeks higher taxes on millionaires and unspecified cuts to defense and farm programs. house speaker john bane they are afte
president obama's chicago home that prompted this crackdown, and dean reynolds has more. >> hadiya pendleton was shot in the back on tuesday as she and some friends gathered at this park on the way home from high school. targeted, police said, by a gunman who likely thought they were rival gang members trespassing on his turf. damon stewart is hadiya's godfather and a chicago policeman. >> wrong place, wrong time-- one individual walks in, and somebody does a shooting. nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: but the plan announced today to shift 200 police officers from desk jobs to street duty is one initiative designed to saturate gang- infested neighborhoods with law enforcement. >> as we grieve for hadiya, we need to work together to protect our greatest resource-- the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: but earlier this month, the mayor admitted it will take more than flooding chicago with cops to stop the killing. >> there's an element to that. there's an element to people's sense of not having any sense of hope. but that doesn't dismiss or permit... >> reporter: or excuse.
? >> this is an unprecedented attack on the part of the obama administration on religious believers and employers all across the country whether they work in the government, whether they work for a private institution, whether they are a nun working for the catholic church serving the poor in the streets of new york city, this is an attack on their religious freedom. >> reporter: this is not the final word, really. another step in creating a final binding federal policy. dozens of lawsuits are pending to decide the constitutional balance between requiring contraceptive coverage and protecting first amendment rights on religious grounds to ignore a federal mandate. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. in los angeles today there was more fallout from the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the roman catholic church. the head of the largest diocese in america stripped his predecessor of all public duties and bill whitaker has more on that story. >> reporter: los angeles archbishop jose gomez took the unprecedented action against cardinal roger mahoney soon after the release of tens of thousands of secret ch
, president obama today asked congress to delay the cuts before the march 1 deadline. >> reporter: with $44 billion in spending cuts in defense and most other federal programs just weeks away, the president urged congress to pass a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to ease the immediate hit. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes. >> reporter: republicans dismissed the calls for more tax increases, and many argue the threat of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester are the only way to force democrats to accept more spending cuts. but their leverage may be limited. >> i think we will have the sequester for a short period of time, probably until the first civilian employee of the government is furloughed, which might take about a week. and then, that pain may be enough to cause the people on capitol hill and the pres
that mars once had the conditions to support life. the second obama term is starting off with a bang or two. the white house today put out a new official photograph of the first lady featuring her now-famous new bangs. for comparison, this was michelle obama's official photograph from the first term. we thought you'd like to see that. and up next, a story we thought you'd like to hear about a campaign to save priceless recordings. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not completely but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections tuberculosis, lymphoma other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starti
't be winners, the republicans wouldn't be winners and obama certainly wouldn't be a winner. >> reporter: among the losers would also be saffron's 140 employees. he says he would be forced to lay them off. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> pelley: we're getting details tonight of a leak at the hanford nuclear reservation in washington state where many of america's nuclear weapons materials were produced. the governor says six tanks are leaking radioactive waste, but federal energy officials told him there is no immediate health risk. the pentagon today stopped test flights of the f-35 fighter jet after inspectors found that one of them had a cracked engine blade. the f-35 has cost taxpayers about $400 billion already and is years behind schedule. we will end this week with our choice of the play of the week. "on the road" with steve hartman is next. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] [ justin ] mulligan sir. mulligan. take a mulligan. i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is, a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer
are instead being releasedded because the obama administration says it can't afford to hold them. it's a response to automatic across-the-board cuts in federal spending that are due to begin on friday. these cuts were never intended to happen. they were designed by both parties to be so harmful that they would force the president and congress to compromise on a better way. but they haven't. a short while ago, we spoke to the republican speaker of the house, john boehner. you know this place better than anyone. it can't be done before friday. this is going to happen, isn't it? >> the house has done its work. it's time for the president and senate democrats to do their work. they've known for 16 months that this date was coming. that's why the house acted twice last year. but yet senate democrats and the president have never passed anything. it's time for them to do their work. >> pelley: but the reality is that this is going to happen on friday. the president and the senate are not going to get a bill passed and to you and have your chamber approve that bill before friday. i mean, the
as a shooting star. those that hit the earth are called meteorites.o his president obama went to his hometown of chicago today, thehr last stop in a three-day tour to drum up support for the programs he outlined in his state of theunion ad union address.he started he started off talking about the need to stop gun violence. chicago has been plagued by it. >> last year, there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months.er >> mason: chicago already has some of the toughest gun laws in th the country. this week, mayor rahm emanuel called for making them evencall tougher, with mandatory minimum sentences for gun violations. would that work? dean reynolds takes a look. >> right there, right there! >> reporter: last decemberepor minutes after he allegedly shot minutes at a neighbor -- >> man with a gun, man with aan gun. >> reporter: julian gayles was caught by chicago police. >> we got the guy. >> reporter: gayles, 22, alreadygun crim had a record of gun crimes and parole violations b
obama awarded the medal of honor to former army staff sergeant clinton romesha. in 2009, with u.s. forces in eastern afghanistan under taliban attack, a wounded romesha ducked enemy fire to rescue other wounded soldiers and recover bodies of the fallen. david martin spoke to romesha about the battle. >> reporter: you have to see combat outpost keating to realize just how indefensible it was to an attack from taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant cliff romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapons fire from machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: and where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. it was just from every high point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and then continued to take them throughout the remainder of the firefight. >> reporter: a recreation of the battle shows romesha was everywhere that day run
weeks unless the president and congress find another way. president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense has been blocked in the senate tonight. in a rare move, republicans are filibustering to prevent a vote on hagel. congressional correspondent nancy cordes is following all of this. nancy. >> reporter: scott, hagel's nomination is not dead, but this does mean the democrats cannot move forward with a vote to confirm him right now. they can try again after that week-long recess that wyatt just mentioned, and republicans have signaled that they might step out of the way then, but there's no guarantee. >> pelley: cabinet nominations have only been stopped with filibusters three times in our history. why did the republicans take this step? >> reporter: well, some of them feel that this vote is being rushed, that they still have questions about hagel's suitability to be secretary of defense, while others think blocking this vote is their best leverage to try to get more information out of the white house about the benghazi attacks last september. democrats call it
in the payroll tax. the automatic spending cuts that start on friday come to $85 billion this year and mr. obama had this to say in an appearance today in virginia at the newport news shipyard. >> when you're cutting $85 billion in seven months, there's no smart way to do that. you don't want to have to choose between, let's see, do i close funding for the disabled kid or the poor kid? do i close this navy shipyard or some other one? >> pelley: the across-the-board cuts that start friday can be reversed any time that the president and congress agree to a better way. late today senior officials at the white house said it does not look hopeful that the issue will be resolved before this weekend. the senate is working on two competing bills now. the senate also today approved a new secretary of defense republican chuck hagel, the former senator from nebraska was confirmed 58-41. hagel only got four republican votes. it is stormy in washington tonight and another storm that pounded texas and oklahoma is now moving through the midwest. heavy snow is making travel nearly impossible all the way to the
means the obama administration is finally willing to fight a broader trend towards consolidation across industries. >> the president can really set a tone here, the attorney general can set a tone, the head of the antitrust division can set a tone. and the tone can be we're not going to accept the kind of consolidation we've seen over the last 15, 20 years. >> reporter: but the merger's ecnomoic payoff for anheuser busch is largely about what happens outside the united states. >> they believe there are great efficiencies to be had in mexico and in other markets in the world where corona is underdeveloped. so the primary focus of the deal for their $20 billion is what they can make in mexico and what they can do outside the u.s. >> reporter: anheuser-busch inbev offered to sell of it's interest in an importing arm to constellation brands and make the company the sole importer of corona beer for ten years. but the justice department says that solution does not go far enough. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: on wall street today, stocks finished lower on mixed news about the e
. [ male announcer ] if you can't afford your medication, >> pelley: today president obama awarded the medal of honor to staff sergeant clinton romesha. in 2009 with forces under taliban attack, a wounded romesha ducked enemy fire to rescue other wounded soldiers and recover bodies. david martin spoke to romesha about the battle. >> reporter: you have to see come bout outpost keeping to realize how indefensible it was from an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant cliff romesha. >> we were taking everything from very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire marxshine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, r.p.g. fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. from every high point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties in the first barrage of fire that came in and then continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire fight. >> reporter: a recreation of the battle shows romesha was everywhere that day-- running across open ground to reinf
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